Home » Archives by category » Business » Regulation

FCC sets out C-band auction procedures

FCC sets out C-band auction procedures

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has established final application and bidding procedures for the auction of 280 megahertz of mid-band spectrum for 5G and other advanced wireless services. This auction…

Intelsat suffering in “challenging” environment

Intelsat suffering in “challenging” environment

Intelsat’s Q2 results, to June 30th, were not impressive. The company is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction as a ‘debtor in possession’ and it is near-certain that it will exit…

Tivùsat to start switchover to DVB-S2/MPEG-4

Tivùsat to start switchover to DVB-S2/MPEG-4

Italian DTH platform Tivùsat is planning to make a gradual switchover to MPEG-4 starting from December 2020. The change concerns 15-20 TV channels that now use MPEG-2 and will also…

Thailand: Anti-piracy website

Thailand: Anti-piracy website

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) have unveiled a new website blocking provisions for…

Research: Brits want to keep home-working

Research: Brits want to keep home-working

Flexible, remote working means many office workers are unlikely to heed calls for a return to the office, with new research from multiplay telco O2 revealing that almost half (45…

Trump rescinds FCC Commissioner’s appointment

US President Donald Trump has changed his mind and rescinded the renewal nomination of one of his own Republican commissioners. Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s 5-year term expired in June 2019. He…

Ofcom confirms 5G spectrum auction plans

Ofcom confirms 5G spectrum auction plans

UK comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed plans to auction spectrum to help improve mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G, with bidding set to start in January 2021. According to…

UK: 17 pirate services shut down

UK: 17 pirate services shut down

Action taken by investigators from UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT as a result of a nationwide crackdown on digital piracy has resulted in the halt of seventeen separate services…

Ad industry’s addressable media initiative

Leading trade associations and companies representing every sector of the global advertising industry have joined together to launch the Partnership for Responsible Addressable Media, an initiative to advance and protect…

New stand-free format for MIPCOM

New stand-free format for MIPCOM

Entertainment content market MIPCOM 2020, initially scheduled for October 12th-15th, will now take place as MIPCOM Rendezvous Cannes, a streamlined, three-day gathering of the international television community in Cannes (October…

Illegal streaming arrest

Illegal streaming arrest

A man has been arrested in the northwest of England as part of an investigation into illegal online streaming services. On July 30th, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) executed a warrant…

beIN renews Saudi piracy attack

beIN renews Saudi piracy attack

Qatar broadcaster beIN MEDIA has stepped up its attack on what it considers Saudi-led piracy of its copyrighted content, in particular alluding to the potential takeover of English Premier League…

Universal, AMC cut theatrical release window to 17 days

Universal, AMC cut theatrical release window to 17 days

Universal and AMC Entertainment have announced a new multi-year agreement that will see Universal films exhibited in AMC Theatres in the US for a much shorter window before being made…

£500m ‘jump-start’ for UK production industries

In a major move to jump start the UK’s cultural and creative sectors following lockdown, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced the launch of a Government-backed scheme worth half a…

Ofcom researches attitudes to PSB

Ofcom researches attitudes to PSB

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published new research to explore the relationship that people have with public service broadcasting. This research is designed to help inform Ofcom’s work on the…

Ad industry standards bodies merge

The digital advertising industry’s two leading anti-fraud and brand safety organisations, the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS), are to merge. Mike Zaneis will…

Page 1 of 318123Next ›Last »